ENTER SHIKARI Announce US Headline Tour… New “Slipshod” Video by Ren & Stimpy Animator!‏

English rock band ENTER SHIKARI is gearing up for another US invasion, which will take place early Spring 2015. In the meantime, they’ll be preparing fans for their US headline tour with the release of their new album THE MINDS WEEP, which is set for a January 20, 2015 release via Hopeless Records. In addition, the band revealed their cartoon animated music video for “Slipshod”– the bonus track on the iTunes deluxe version of The Mindsweep. The video was directed and animated by Peter MacAdams (Ren & Stimpy) and can be seen here: http://smarturl.it/slipshodvideo

Enter Shikari will be following up their British and European tours with 30 shows in the US including two festival appearances. The tour will kick off at Never Say Never Festival in Mission, TX on March 20th, rattle around Texas for a couple days, head to the East Coast to work its way up the coast to Canada, bounce around the Midwest en route to the West Coast then work its way down the West Coast and back to Texas to conclude at San Antonio’s The Korovaon April 28th. Enter Shikari has been awarded Best Live Band numerous times by both Kerrang! and the Association of Independent Music if that’s any indication of the caliber of their live show. Album/Ticket bundles are available now http://ticketspin.com/enter-shikariand general on-sale kicks off on December 19th at 10am local time.

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The Mindsweep has already received critical acclaim overseas. Rock Sound declared “The Mindsweep is the aural equivalent of a thousand-strong march through the capital.” While NME named “Never Let Go of the Microscope” an Essential New Track and Kerrang! included it on their The 10 New Rock Tracks Melting Our Ears! playlist. Their first single “The Last Garrison” along with “Never Let Go of the Microscope” and “Slipshod” are currently available via iTunes. The official video for “The Last Garrison” can be seen here:http://smarturl.it/thelastgarrisonvideo. Album pre-orders are available through the band’s website and on iTunes:http://smarturl.it/themindsweep

Enter Shikari formed in England’s Hertfordshire in 2003. They cemented themselves into the global music scene with their unique style of incorporating post-hardcore and heavy metal sub-genres with elements of various electronic genres creating a very distinct sound. To date, all of their albums debuted in the Top 10 on the Official UK Album Chart, including two at #4. Enter Shikari continues to use their music as a vehicle to reach masses while they confront both political and social issues.

ENTER SHIKARI is Rou Reynolds (vocals), Rory Clewlow (guitar, vocals), Chris Batten (bass), and Rob Rolfe (drums).

Tour Dates

Mar 20 Never Say Never Festival – Mission, TX
Mar 21 South By So What?! – Grand Prairie, TX
Mar 23 Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX
Mar 24 House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
Mar 26 The Social – Orlando, FL
Mar 27 The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
Mar 28 Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
Mar 30 The Masquerade – Hell – Atlanta, GA
Mar 31 Cone Denim Center – Greensboro, NC
Apr 01 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Apr 03 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Apr 04 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 06 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Apr 07 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
Apr 08 Virgin Mobile Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Apr 09 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
Apr 10 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
Apr 11 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Apr 12 The Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
Apr 14 The Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Apr 16 Murray Theater – Murray, UT
Apr 17 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
Apr 18 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Apr 19 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Apr 21 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Apr 23 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 24 Soma Sidestage – San Diego, CA
Apr 25 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
Apr 26 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 28 The Korova – San Antonio, TX